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“I remember Claire so well growing up--so much fun!!! She and Artie were bridge partners with my parents and they had lots of good times. We just...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Vicki Bahls HARWOOD - Auburn, IN

“May you find comfort knowing the many people & lives she brought so much happiness to, with her wonderful personality and infectious laugh. She was...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Lu Bush - Rushville, IN - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear about your mom Richard... she was a great lady and had a lot of "spunk".... Love, Julie ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Julie McCaffrey - Fort Wayne, IN

“We are sorry for your family loss, but what a full and happy life you can celebrate in your mom's passing. Sorry also we will not be there for the...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Tim Matthias - Fort Wayne, IN

“We are so very sorry for the loss of your grandmother, may memories of her bring you comfort. Love, Jerry & Mary Ann ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Ann Grasser - Ramey, PA

“I offer my sincere condolence and deepest sympathy on your loss. May memories of Claire comfort you and bring you peace during this very difficult...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Kintz - Tucson, AZ

“My thoughts are with all of you. So sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Larry Wardlaw - Fort Wayne, IN

“Lisa, Jill I am so very sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Kris Luebke - Fort Wayne, IN


A. Claire Hoffman, 93, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Claire was the daughter of the late John and Angela Murphy. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Nauvoo, IL. Claire worked in sales during her working career with HIS, and Comcast. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church Arcola, Orchard Ridge Country Club for 30 years, and served as president of the Catholic Orphans Guild. Claire was a bridge enthusiast. She also enjoyed playing euchre, traveling, especially cruises, shopping and dressing for the holidays. Her fun loving personality made everyone smile. Surviving are her children, Jerry (Lori) Hoffman of Fort Wayne, Jay (Deb) Hoffman of Carmel, Joseph Hoffman of Atlanta, GA, Richard Hoffman of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Peggy (Jim) Bottone of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren with one on the way; and brother, Joe (Mary) Murphy of Pittsburgh, PA. Claire was preceded in death by her husband Raymond "Artie" Hoffman; siblings John "Jack" Murphy, Marie Steele, Eleanor Myers, Virginia Jones, Edward Murphy, Elizabeth Mahan; daughter-in-laws, Sharon Hoffman and Jill Hoffman. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola with calling one hour prior, Msgr. Tad Balinda officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd, Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm with a rosary service at 4:30 pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Arcola, Christ Child Society, or American Macular Degeneration Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com